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Task force outlines strategies to keep kids in school, out of court

05.30.2013 | GothamSchools | A group of city officials, educators and members of the justice system are determined to make lowering school suspensions and arrests a high city priority. The 45-member School-Justice Partnership task force led by a former state judge released a report Thursday that recommends the next mayor encourage all agencies and the court system to work together to reduce suspensions, summonses and student arrests. The report, which took two years to complete, was presented to an audience of about 150 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice where mayoral candidate Bill Thompson also made an appearance to support the recommendations. Read article